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Old 06-18-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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I confess, I have never been to Mardi Gras. I am thinking about a visit this year. My impression was formerly of bare breasted ladies and frat boys, but friends of mine have been explaining this whole "krewe" business and it looks like it might be more to it than that.

From what I can tell, some of the krewes are social clubs for the wealthy and some are just fun. Does anyone care to give me a snapshot of your favorites or general impressions about different krewes/parades? Are there some that are rivals? Parades that are better to go to?

Just wonderin.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I went to my first Mardi Gras this year, and had such a blast!!!

There are hundreds of Krewes that parade around New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Metairie, West Bank, Slidell, North Shore, all these areas and more have their own Krewes.

There are a handful of "superkrewes" that parade on or right before Mardi Gras day itself. Zulu and Rex are always on Mardi Gras. Endymion parades in Mid City on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. Bacchus is on that Sunday and Orpheus is on the Monday (or Lundi Gras as it's known around here).

Lots of other krewes parade in the 2-3 week run up to Mardi Gras. Most of them are very family friendly, especially if you watch on the St Charles parade route. I haven't been to Canal Street for parades so can't comment on that. The boobs and frat boys will be found in the French Quarter, there are some specific krewes that just parade in the Quarter but they won't have the big floats as there are size restrictions in that area.

Here's a link with more info on a bunch of the krewes: Mardi Gras Krewes
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Don't get hung up on that Bourbon St. cliche.

That is only a very small part of what goes on here for Mardi Gras.
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